I stand aside and watch my small flame,
I watch it shine aglow.
Looks so powerful, yet pure,
It just warms up my bones.
A majestic flame like a little princess,
So innocent and beautiful
Walks with dignity and grace,
Every step of hers so thoughtful.
This candle a fresh seed,
Learning and growing each day
Taking lessons from those near,
Till they’re hard as clay.
Although I’m now on my own,
I still walk with warmth and pride;
My candle now ready to give,
To create, inspire and share life.
— Racheli Dubov, Age 17
Brooklyn, New York